Dangers of the Canadian Mounted
|Dangers of the Canadian Mounted|
|Directed by||Fred C. Brannon|
|Written by||Franklin Adreon|
Robert G Walker
|Produced by||M.J. Frankovich|
Bill Van Sickel
Dale Van Sickel
|12 chapters / 167 minutes (serial)|
100 minutes (TV)
|Budget||$150,038 (negative cost: $150,130)|
A criminal gang discovers a Genghis Khan treasure ship on the Canada-Alaska border. However, the treasure itself is hidden on land. In their efforts to find the hidden riches, they resort to murder and sabotage to stop the construction of the Alcan highway which will bring homesteaders to the area.
Sergeant Christopher 'Chris' Royal of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and his allies battle their way to find the crooks, and to learn the identity of their mysterious leader known only as 'The Boss'.
- Tom Steele as Sergeant Chris Royal (doubling Jim Bannon)
- Dale Van Sickel as Mort Fowler (doubling Anthony Warde)
- Carey Loftin
- Eddie Parker
- Ken Terrell
- Bud Wolfe
The special Effects were created by the Lydecker brothers.
Dangers of the Canadian Mounted's official release date is 24 April 1948, although this is actually the date the sixth chapter was made available to film exchanges.
The serial was re-released on 31 December 1956 between the similar re-releases of Federal Operator 99 and The Purple Monster Strikes. The last original Republic serial release was King of the Carnival in 1955.
Dangers of the Canadian Mounted was one of twenty-six Republic serials re-released as a film on television in 1966. The title of the film was changed to R.C.M.P. and the Treasure of Genghis Khan. This version was cut down to 100 minutes in length.
- Legend of Genghis Khan (20min)
- Key to the Legend (13min 20s)
- Ghost Town (13min 20s)
- Terror in the Sky (13min 20s)
- Pursuit (13min 20s)
- Stolen Cargo (13min 20s)
- The Fatal Shot (13min 20s)
- False Testimony (13min 20s)
- The Prisoner Spy (13min 20s)
- The Secret Meeting (13min 20s) - a re-cap chapter
- Secret of the Altar (13min 20s)
- Liquid Jewels (13min 20s)
- Mathis, Jack (1995). Valley of the Cliffhangers Supplement. Jack Mathis Advertising. pp. 3, 10, 104–105. ISBN 0-9632878-1-8.
- The Eighth Chapter is recorded as "Fatal Testimony" in William C. Cline's In the Nick of Time, though the actual onscreen title is "False Testimony."
- Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 247. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.